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EMMA
Presentation
Erasmus External Corporation Window
Erasmus Mundus 2009-2013 is a corporation and mobility programme in the field of higher education that aims to enhance the quality of European higher education and to promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation with third countries.
The Erasmus Mundus programmes provides support to:

* higher education institutions that wish to implement joint programmes at postgraduate level (Action 1) or to set-up inter-institutional cooperation partnerships between universities from Europe and targeted Thierd-Countries (Action 2);
* individual students, researcher and university staff who wish to spend a study / research / teaching period in the context of one of the above mentioned joint programmes or cooperation partnerships;
* any organisation active in the field of higher education that wishes to develop projects aiming at enhancing the attractiveness, profile, visibility and image of European higher education worldeide (Action 3);
The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Agency Executive Agency (EACEA) is responsible for the management of all actions of Erasmus Mundus 2009 - 2013, under the supervision of Directorate-General for Education and Culture (DG EAC of the European Commission) and EuropeAid - Co-operation Office (DG AIDCO of European Commission).

 
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EMMA GRANT
The Community support for individual mobility of students and academic staff will contribute to cover the travel expenses, subsistence costs, insurance costs and, where applicable, tuition fee for mobile students and academic staff.
Travel costs
The following rates are applied for return tickets for the direct/linear distance ("as the crow flies") between on the one side the location of origin of the student/academic staff ( for Target Group 2), the location of residence ( for Target Group 3) or the sending university (for Target Group 1) and on the other side the hosting university premises.
Insurance costs
The European Commission has foreseen unit costs for universities to cover insurance for students and academic staff participating in the mobility activities. Universities must take a full insurance coverage (health, travel, accident) to cover...
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EMMA GRANT
the incoming students and academic staff participating in the individual mobility activities.
Subsistence costs (Monthly allowance)
Participating Universities will provide the integrity of the subsistence allowance specified in the table below to the visiting students/ academic staff. A part will be provided upon arrival to cover installation costs and the remaining part must be provided on a regular basis.
EMMA FEES
Fees
For Target Group 1 (students from partner institutions), students will continue paying their registration fees in their university of origin but the hosting universities must apply a fee waiver policy (no registration/tuition fees) if mobility is to 10 months. In all other cases, the maximum fee for incoming students is limited to EUR 3,000 per academic year and student. A small additional fee may be charged to the incoming students by the host universities to cover additional library, student trade unions, laboratory consumable costs, etc. on an equal basis as the local students.
Under no circumstances may participating universities claim tuition/registration fees from visiting students beyond the amounts indicated in the previous paragraphs or retain the funding foreseen as subsistence allowance to cover such fees.
EMMA OBJECTIVES
societies by developing a pool of well-qualified, open-minded and internationally experienced young women/men as future professionals and leaders, capable of responding to the challenges of the new Global Knowledge Society of a globalized world and of improving governance;
  • To improve the transparency and recognition of studies and qualifications, in particular by favouring the practical implementation of Common Areas of Higher education triggered by the interest in the "acquis" of the Bologna process;
  • To contribute to provide good students from vulnerable groups (i.e. refugees, displaced populations, disabled foreign students, etc) with further education and professional development and empowerment for leadership, thus contributing to disseminate European Union social and democratic values;
  • To enhance the skills and qualifications of foreign higher education staff so that they can contribute actively towards improvement of quality and pertinence, to university research, to changes in system governance and to innovation of higher education through an institution-based visiting teacher exchange system.
  • To build the capacity of the administration and public and private sector by participation of their staff in higher education mobility activities (especially through doctorate and post-doctorate activities);
  • To enhance in the medium term the political, cultural, educational and economical links between the European Union and Third-countries;
EMMA OBJECTIVES
The Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window aims at mutual enrichment and better understanding between the European Union and Third-Countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills at higher education level.
The main objectives of this mobility scheme are:
  • To enhance the international cooperation capacity of universities in Third-countries by facilitating transfer of know-how and good practices in the field of student and academic staff mobility;
  • To promote cooperation between sending and hosting institutions, thus mutually enriching the educational environment of both the hosting and sending institutions in the European and Third-countries;
  • To enable students to benefit linguistically, culturally and educationally from the experience of pursuing academic studies in another country. This will contribute to the mutual enrichment of...
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EMMA OBJECTIVES
societies by developing a pool of well-qualified, open-minded and internationally experienced young women/men as future professionals and leaders, capable of responding to the challenges of the new Global Knowledge Society of a globalized world and of improving governance;
  • To improve the transparency and recognition of studies and qualifications, in particular by favouring the practical implementation of Common Areas of Higher education triggered by the interest in the "acquis" of the Bologna process;
  • To contribute to provide good students from vulnerable groups (i.e. refugees, displaced populations, disabled foreign students, etc) with further education and professional development and empowerment for leadership, thus contributing to disseminate European Union social and democratic values;
  • To enhance the skills and qualifications of foreign higher education staff so that they can contribute actively towards improvement of quality and pertinence, to university research, to changes in system governance and to innovation of higher education through an institution-based visiting teacher exchange system.
  • To build the capacity of the administration and public and private sector by participation of their staff in higher education mobility activities (especially through doctorate and post-doctorate activities);
  • To enhance in the medium term the political, cultural, educational and economical links between the European Union and Third-countries;